The X Gene uses Google Drive to send digital versions of drafts, documents and final deliverables of your video. It’s an easy way to keep everything centralized and accessible 24/7. Drive is Google’s version of of cloud drive, like Dropbox or iCloud, which are all cloud storage services that essentially create hard drives on the internet. The beauty of these services is we can create folders that are shared only with you and synchronize back and forth.
If you place the images or briefs we need into your shared folder, we receive them on our side immediately. When we place your video drafts or final videos in on our side, you have access to them straight away, too.
To get the most out of this system, we’ve got a few pro tips for you. Once you do these, we’ll be better connected, and the whole process becomes easier and quicker. You’ll take full advantage of the power of the web.
Install Google Drive
Drive exists in the cloud, which means you can access it anywhere, anyhow. The quickest way is to install a Google Drive app onto your computer. Follow this link and you’ll be shown the appropriate download (Mac and PC). Once you install the app, a special Google Drive folder will appear on your computer. You can use this like any normal folder, except it syncs to the internet whenever connected.
If you tell us the email address you use to log in to Google Drive, we’ll make sure our shared folder is accessible by you, and that folder (usually called ‘TXG-YourBizName’) will appear on your computer. Now we can share files back and forth, and all you have to do is drag those files into your shared folder.
iPhone, iPad and Android devices also have a Google Drive app. If you download the app from the relevant store, you can access your files on the move, out the office, and even upload files to us. Show your friends and associates those awesome videos wherever you are!
Bookmark Your Shared Folder
The default way for most people to view their shared folder and the video drafts inside is via their web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Explorer). If you don’t want to install the applications above, we highly recommend you take the link we first send you and save it to your browser’s bookmarks or favourites. That link takes you to the browser version of our folder (as opposed to the Desktop or Mobile App version). You can add files from there, but most importantly any files we add for you will show up there, too. Every draft we send goes into that same folder each time, so if it’s bookmarked, you can always check without diving into your emails or waiting for a download to complete.